Accept and Raven – Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, Ca 9/12/14

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Heavy metal legends Accept went on a mini North American tour in support of their new album, Blind Rage. Metal Church was to be the support for the tour, but they dropped due to singer Ronny Munroe undergoing surgery. So instead, the heavy metal band Raven filled in. Accept is one of the biggest bands of the 80’s with many singles and metal anthems and have returned after a 15 year hiatus and have brought with them a new singer, Mark Tornillo making ... Read More

Doyle – Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, Ca – 9/3/2014

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Legendary ex-Misfits axeman, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, went out on your with his band, Doyle. After a few attempts at touring, it was finally able to happen and Doyle went out on tour to support his newest album, Abominator. This madness took place at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, Ca on September 3rd, 2014. There were 6 opening bands for this night and by the time I got there, the third band was getting setup. Sadly, none of the opening ... Read More

Repeat Repeat – Wildey Theater – Edwardsville, IL 09-04-2014

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    Music comes into my life for a reason, when a band sings a song that I can relate to at a time were I need that song to get me through whatever it is I'm dealing with, I'm instantly a fan. Any band that can do that, is a pretty good band and Repeat Repeat is just that. I discovered Repeat Repeat last year, as I'm friends with the drummer Andy Herrin who also drums for another band "Cavo" from the St. Louis ... Read More

Theory of a Deadman – The Pageant St. Louis, MO – 9/03/2014

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    Being a fan of a band since they first came onto the scene is usually how I roll, especially if it's a band that keeps making albums and writing killer songs, Theory of a Deadman is just that band. It's been a few years since I seen them live, and like the other bands that I follow, Theory has proved that they can keep up with the changing times, in the rock music world.  They just released their fifth studio album entitled "Savages" ... Read More

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden – 8/25/14 – Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, Ca

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Old rivals Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden toured together for the first time. On August 25th, they played the Hollywood Bowl to a packed audience. Both bands had their feuds and differences in the 90’s when they released their perspective albums, The Downward Spiral and Superunknown, but they learned to put their differences aside and did this tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of both albums. This was my first time seeing Soundgarden and with them being one of the biggest alternative rock/grunge ... Read More

Mockingbird Sun – Rathskeller Biergarten – Indianapolis, IN – 8/28/2014

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  I'm a rock and roll girl by heart, but if you have amazing harmonies and can rock a guitar you have probably won me over regardless of the genre of your music, country or rock. Mockingbird Sun has done just that. I was first introduced to this band a year ago when they opened up for Natalie Stovall at the exact same place in Indianapolis. I will be honest I was eating at the time and didn't pay that much attention to them, ... Read More

Powerman 5000 and Sunflower Dead, Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH – 8/23/2014

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What can I say, a show to end my vacation and birthday week made complete. One of my favorite bands in the whole world, Powerman 5000 playing a show in the exact same venue that Dimebag Darrell was shot at years ago. I remember that time back in 2004, as I was working at night and was active on Facebook and of course in the concert scene at the time, and just remember being in shock, and knowing that going to a ... Read More

FILTER – H.O.M.E Bar, Arlington Heights, Illinois – 8/21/2014

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What more could a Filter fan ask for then a two hour non-stop rocking set. Oh, I know, have it happen on your Birthday of all things. It was by far the best birthday ever, and I should have known something was up, when Richard tweets that "special" things are going to go down at this show, and everyone should come, well those that didn't, missed an epic night of live music. It was only Filter a the H.O.M.E Bar, which stands for House ... Read More

Anti Folk Revival Tour in Drop D – Filter, Helmet, Local H – Newport, Kentucky – 8/13/2014

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If a show is within driving distance from my home, it's more then likely I'm going to make the trip. I usually map quest it to see how far it is, and then decide from there. So, four hours for a band I love is no problem whatsoever. Newport Kentucky is just over the river (literally) and through the woods to the Thompson House I went. The Anti Folk Revival Tour in Drop D was hitting up Newport Kentucky and I made the ... Read More

Powerman 5000 w/ Hed P.E. – Centerstage Bar & Grill – 8/8/14 Kokomo, IN

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    It's know surprise that going to see Powerman 5000 is a tradition, if they are within three or four hours of my house I'm making the drive, and I'm glad I did. It was by far the most interesting show I have ever been too, and the word appreciation comes up again in this review, appreciation for bands that make that effort, make that drive, deal with the shitty venue and as Spider said and I quote "this is a real horror ... Read More

Enrot’s August Kickoff

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As the Summer's last month came upon us, August 1st just happened to land on what should be excluded as a weekday altogether. The Friday night's moon, a waxing crescent if you're looking for technicality (a big ass yellow quarter slice is what I'd say) was fitting for the anticipated occasion. The local Thrash metal band that I grew so found of immediately after watching a single live performance were getting into full balls-out mode at Hollywood's Loaded bar in ... Read More

The Offspring & Bad Religion @ Stone Pony Summerstage 08/01/14

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The Offspring & Bad Religion - 08/01/2014 Stone Pony Summerstage - Asbury Park, New Jersey Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks If the  'Summer Nationals' Tour is doing anything correctly, it's giving us to chance to catch The Offspring and Bad Religion on the same bill. Unfortunately, the only date of  this tour that I can make it to is the one at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park down the shore of the Dirty Jerz. As mentioned in the past,  The small, indoor  actual Stone Pony ... Read More

Anti-Folk Revival Tour in Drop D with Filter, Helmet and Local H – 7/29/2014 St. Louis, MO.

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When a band appreciates their fans as much as Filter does, you tend to want to return that appreciation, in the form of Chocolate Chip Cookies. That's just what I did, I baked Filter some home made chocolate chip cookies, and in the process feel like I've made friends for life, Richard is like my big brother who happens to sing in a band. I've been a fan of Filter since the beginning, but there current album "The Sun Comes Out Tonight" is ... Read More

KISS and Def Leppard – The Forum – Inglewood, Ca 7/8/14

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KISS and Def Leppard are two of the biggest rock bands from the 70’s and 80’s so when the two announced a tour together, I just knew I had to attend. My father was the one that got me into these two bands so it only made sense that I brought him along with me to the show. This rockin’ show took place at The Forum in Inglewood, California on July 8th, 2014. This also gave me the opportunity to check out ... Read More

Veruca Salt @ The Black Cat in Washington DC

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Veruca Salt? Back together? What?!?! AWESOME!! When I heard about this tour coming around to my neck of the woods a couple of months ago, I thought to myself: "this is a show that I can't miss." Then it slipped my mind with the stress of my second job and the boss saying: "No requests off for July and August." I had to choose my dates off carefully and unfortunately I need my vacations to survive. Lets just say that I had to ... Read More

Hard Drive Live Tour – Kyng, We as Human – 07/15/2014 Castle Theater, Bloomington, IL

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  When you know the bands, and the bands know you, it's always going to be a fun concert. This is my fifth time seeing We as Human and my fourth time seeing Kyng.  Black Stone Cherry was also on the bill, but I only went for Kyng and We as Human as my friend from Alabama, made the journey to join the show. It's always a good time, when your friend is one of the bands BFF's. Kyng was the opener in Bloomington ... Read More

Natalie Stovall and the Drive – 7/11/2014 Rathskeller Beirgarten, Indianapolis IN

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When you see a band ten times, every show becomes starts to becoming a party. Most definitely the case tonight with Natalie Stovall and the Drive. I love this band  (even though their country rock elements) and just last year signed a record deal with Hit Shop Records from Nashville, TN. They never, ever disappoint, it's always a good time. Natalie has been on the road for nine years, touring and playing every where. They just recently got back like two days ago from ... Read More

Rockstar Mayhem Festival: 7/5/14 – San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, Ca

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The 7th annual Rockstar Mayhem Festival kicked off in San Bernardino, California at the San Manuel Amphitheater on July 5th, 2014. The lineup for this year was somewhat different than the previous years with more of the metalcore bands making an appearance instead of the bigger and well-known bands. Some of the bands that were on the bill included: Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Suicide Silence, Body Count feat. legendary rapper Ice-T, Cannibal Corpse, Trivium, Asking Alexandria, and headliners KoRn and Avenged Sevenfold. By the ... Read More

REVIEW: Dave Rawlings Machine at The Sheldon Concert Hall – St. Louis 6/25/14

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Dave Rawlings Machine at The Sheldon Concert Hall - St. Louis 6/25/14 The five piece Americana string quintet put together by folk singer/songwriter David Rawlings is something really special. Rawlings has assembled an all-star cast of musicians that includes his partner in crime for the last 20 years Gillian Welch, former Old Crow Medicine Show member Willie Watson, and Punch Brothers bassist Paul Kowert. He also found this guy they call John Paul Jones that used to play bass in a little band ... Read More

Summerland 2014 @ Irving Plaza NYC

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Summerland 2014 - Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 & Spacehog Irving Plaza - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks On this day 20 years ago my hometown New York Knicks won Game 5 of the NBA Finals while O.J. Simpson was on TV, well at least his white bronco was.. being chased by police down the freeway. Those were good times. So it's most certainly fitting to attend the only  throwback 90s concert tour worth seeing tonight: Summerland 2014. Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 ... Read More

KUBE 93 Summer Jam 2014 – June 6-7, 2014, The Gorge Amphitheatre. Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, and more….

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KUBE 93 Summer Jam 2014 Review, photos and videos by thenaturalstoner I appreciate what Seattle’s KUBE 93 radio tried to do at the Gorge Amphitheatre this past weekend, however I am not quite sure this years Summer Jam worked out to its full potential. Moving the annual event to a two day format seemed to make some initial sense, you could book some old school rappers to fill out a classic Friday night and then bring out young guns for day two and (in ... Read More

Foxy Shazam @ Bowery Ballroom – New York City 05/30/14

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Foxy Shazam - 05/30/2014 Bowery Ballroom - New York City Words/Photos/Videos - Jay Porks The day had finally come. Foxy Shazam have returned to New York City. You know that we here at Concert Confessions are devout members of the Church of Rock & Roll, myself being baptized three times in 2012. One of the best shows I saw in 2012 was Foxy Shazam at the Bowery Ballroom, so when a show was announced happening in May at the very same Bowery Ballroom it was my ... Read More

SWOLLEN MEMBERS, MADCHILD SWINGS THE BATTLE AXE MOVEMENT THROUGH POP’S ST. LOUIS 05/18/2014

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Swollen Members, Madchild, Sozay Pop's Concert Venue, St. Louis, MO 05.18.2014 Words/Photo/Video @beeznutzstl I remember around 2002, I ran with a bunch of skateboarders who also did graffiti. All of us were all big into the underground rap and hip hop music that inspired our lifestyles. We would ride around St. Louis and get into all types of shit listening to music. It was good times and, that style of music marks a era of my life that I wouldn't trade for anything. ... Read More

Paganfest Ft: Korpiklaani, Turisas, Chthonic – House of Blues – Hollywood, Ca 5-13-14

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The 5th annual Paganfest made its way to the House of Blues in Hollywood on May 13, 2014. The lineup of: Winterhymn, Varg, Chthonic, Turisas, and Korpiklaani all waited eagerly to wreak havoc on the sunset strip and on the many hungry fans that were in attendance.               Chthonic is a metal band from Taiwan; they came on-stage and immediately the fans started to go crazy as Chthonic doesn’t visit the USA on a regular basis so the fans easily got loud and crazy. There wasn't ... Read More

Riot Fest 2014’s Mega Lineup Unleashed

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The plan here was to post the pic of all the bands and just name a handful of ones that us here at Concert Confessions are fans of and stuff like that. Then, as I kept reading into the poster containing the lineup for the 2014 Riot Fest in Chicago, this thing just has so much one would want to check out. Your top billing is The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Rise Against and Weezer while The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, ... Read More

PREVIEW LouFest 2014 – Sept 6 & 7 – Feat. Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Cake, Grouplove and More!

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On September 6 & 7 the LouFest Music Festival will return to the beautiful Forest Park in St. Louis for a fifth straight year. LouFest is growing yet again, with a rumored FOURTH stage now being added after a third being brought into the mix last year. It was estimated that the 2013 version brought in more than 15,000 people each day, more than double the previous year. The last five years have provided concert goers with a very eclectic mix of ... Read More